Faro Airport Guide
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Faro Airport currently handles almost six million passengers per year. This number is nearing the airport’s full capacity, but development plans are in place to increase its capacity to eight million passengers per year. The plans include extending and renovated the existing terminal building, and adding to the commercial areas of the terminal. Parking areas will also be extended and improved, and the runway modified. The airport’s developments are scheduled for completion in 2013. At present, Faro Airport consists of a single terminal building, handling departures from the upper floor, and check-in processes and arrivals from the lower floor, or ground floor area. There are 22 aircraft stands, of which 16 are remote, 60 check-in desks and 36 boarding gates. The runway of the airport is of an average length, of 2,490 meters.

The airport of Faro is served by a number of low-cost airline companies, with Ryanair holding the majority of destinations. Ryanair is often referred to as the world’s favourite airline carrier, and has successfully established thousands of flight routes from many airports in Europe. Since the year 2000, the phenomenon of low-cost air flights has boosted air traffic at a significant number of smaller airports across the European Union. Other low-cost carriers at Faro Airport include Easyjet, Air Berlin, Jet2.com, Germanwings, Thomson Airways and Thomas Cook Airlines. Some of the destinations served by these airline carriers include Birmingham, London-Gatwick, Manchester, Glasgow-International, Newcastle upon Tyne, Leeds/Bradford, Munich and Palma de Mallorca. Ryanair also flies to London-Stansted, one of its main hubs, Liverpool, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh and Glasgow-Prestwick.

Alternative airline companies offering departure flights from Faro Airport include Lufthansa, Transvania.com, Monarch, Flybe, Aer Lingus, Bmibaby, British Airways and Brussels Airlines. Many of these airline companies offer various check-in options at the airport. Passengers may be able to use the Self-Check-in counters at Faro Airport, which saves time for passengers and airline staff, and is most convenient. Sometimes this option is only available for those with no hold baggage, but your airline company can provide you with more details. Electronic check-in can be done from the comfort of your home or office, online at your airline’s website, or sometimes from the airport’s official website. Passengers can select their seats and print their boarding ticket, then make their way to the airport when the departure time is nearing. Your flight and reservation can be identified with your Frequent Flyer Number, or with the electronic ticket number. Checking-in from home can also be done over the telephone.

It is recommended for passengers to get to Faro Airport departures in plenty of time for their flight. All airline companies may differ in their requirements, but in general, arrive at least 90 minutes before a flight inside the Schengen zone, two hours before a non-Schengen zone flight within the European Union and at least three hours before flights for all other countries of intercontinental destinations. Motorists driving to Faro Airport can travel on the N125, which is the highway running along the coastline, or the N2, from inland and central areas in Portugal. The A22 toll-free highway also provides access from all areas in the Algarve, and from Lisbon and Spain. Short-term, mid-term and long-term parking areas are available at the airport. Alternatively, passengers can travel by bus or taxi to Faro Airport. Buses depart from the main bus terminal in Faro about every half an hour, and are also nearby the train station, should you arrive in Faro by rail. Taxis can be called to collect you from any location.

Your airline company can be contacted for further details regarding the quantity and weight of luggage allowed. This may depend on your class of airline ticket as well. Ensure that all luggage items are clearly labelled with your name, surname and address, inside and out, and that your luggage is locked or bolted. Also ensure that the destination printed on the baggage tags matches your destination, and that each item has a tag. Never carry luggage on board an aircraft on behalf of someone you don’t know, or accept any item from someone at the airport. This is for safety and security purposes. The new regulations for carrying liquids in hand luggage applies at Faro Airport. Passengers may not carry a total of more than a litre on board, and each liquid must be separated into containers of not more than 100ml each. The items are then placed into transparent and re-sealable plastic bags, and presented separately for inspection. The limitations on liquids do not apply to hold luggage, or to baby food, dietary food and medicines needed for the duration of the flight.

Facilities at Faro Airport include the Groundforce – Blue Lounge, open from 05:00 to 23:00, various banks, ATMs and currency exchange services, wireless access to the internet, children’s play areas, baby changing rooms, postal services and a lost property office. The terminal is also accessible for disabled passengers, with adapted toilet facilities, ramps, lifts and reserved parking areas.  A conference room seating sixty-five delegates is available, as well as basic office services. There are no hotels on the airport site, but the Hotel Monaco is only a mile from the terminal, and a good place to stay overnight for an early departure the next morning.
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